The new 718 Porsche Cayman & Boxster thread: + GT4 Clubsport

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  1. BobDigi5060

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    If you could afford a new one I highly doubt you'd choose a used GT4 over this. Come on buddy a used GT4 over the 2020?!
     
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    I'm not sure if all 2017-2019 Caymans are effected, but almost 15,000 have a recall that in the event of a crash a fuel leak may happen which can lead to a fire.

    I steer clear from cars with recalls if I could afford a 2020 GT4 and the 2020s had recalls I'd probably not consider it. Call me crazy.
     
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    Guess I'm a walking talking contradiction. Anyways it's past my bed time :doh:
     
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    Porsche said that there will be a pdk gearbox for the new gt4 but it's coming a bit later.
     
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    So the very important figure is 60mph time? If so, you are looking at the wrong car to begin with. I'd take a used Cayman GT4 over my GTR all day, and the GT4 doesn't even touch the GTR from 0-60mph.
     
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    Well. No. I stated very clearly I would rather get a used Cayman GT4 over the new one for several reasons. The used one is not only quicker to 60 but lighter by 300 pounds and almost 20k$ cheaper in the used market.
     
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    I've seen GT4 ads where they bought he car, did some HPDE and canyons runs for a couple of years and sold it for more then bought it for.
     
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    Ok, I guess that's fair point. But I would say though, the newer generation of cars are hiding their weight really well (e.g. GTR, Camaro, C7 Vette etc.) and their performance don't seem to suffer a lot. Sure, lighter weight will still be preferable, but I wouldn't write the new GT4 off just because it has gained some weight if the car is overall (KEYWORD here) faster.

    In the history of Porsche GT cars, since when have we seen the next generation not to be better than the prior version? Maybe this one, but it is highly unlikely. I am not even a Porsche fanboy and I hate to admit this fact. They are just really good.
     
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    Agreed. That lap time doesn’t lie. The rest of the specs are just... surprising.
     
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    The new GT4 is so sexy but man that price tag really killed it and it is no longer a limited edition so I can't swallow the new high price. Especially you can get a supra and do it up with mods for less.
     
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